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MyPlate Buttons

Producer:Learning ZoneXpress
Date Produced:8/1/2011
  • Buttons
  • Early Childhood (2-5 yrs)
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
  • Middle School (9-12 yrs)
  • High School (13-18 yrs)
  • Young Adults (19-30 yrs)
  • Middle Adults (31-50 yrs)
  • Older Adults (51+)
  • General Consumer
  • Professionals
  • Child Care Providers
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
Description:Promote USDA MyPlate by wearing a colorful button featuring the food icon that replaced the food pyramid in June of 2011. Available in a set of ten 2 inch square buttons with standard pin-backs.
Cost:$9.95 for a set of 10 buttons
Ordering Info:www.learningzonexpress.com or toll free 888-455-7003
Web Site:http://www.learningzonexpress.com


A. Use of MyPlate/MyPlate or the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The brochure emphasizes how to incorporate different foods using MyPlate which is part of the Dietary Guidelines.
B. Scope
Scope of information appropriate for target audience and essential topics discussed in appropriate detail.

Appropriate concepts are used; however, they are very general.
C. Purpose
Purpose of material clearly stated in title or introduction.

The introductory paragraph does state that this brochure is about MyPlate. The one confusing part is on the cover it starts out with Dietary Guidelines for Americans but it is clearly just about MyPlate.
D. Organization
Material well-organized and major points presented clearly.

There are 9 different types of MyPlate versions that are described.
E. Accuracy

Basic MyPlate information is given.
F. Learner Background
Material does not assume that reader has background information.
G. Learning Objectives
Not applicable.
H. Learning Activities, Projects, or Interactive Learning Tools
Not applicable.
I. Objectivity/Sponsor Bias
Subject matter presented objectively and fairly. No brand name promotion or obvious sponsor bias.
J. Inclusion of learning objectives, learner activities, instructional aids, lesson plans, evaluation component, identification of required instructional materials, web site with additional materials.
Not applicable.
K. Recipes (if included)
No recipes are included.
L. Recipes (if included)
No recipes are included.
M. Instructional Resources
Instructor resources not needed for this material.
N. Credits, References and Resources (Including dates, publisher, etc.)
Current and complete credits, references, and resources listed.

MyPlate.gov is given as resource.
O. Summary
All major ideas summarized or reviewed to reinforce key concepts; summaries easily identified.

A. Role Models
Not applicable.
B. Multi-cultural Representation
Racial, ethnic, and religious groups are represented in a factual manner showing a variety of roles, occupations, and values.

The cover page has graphics of people of different ages and ethnicities preparing food.
C. Different lifestyles and food patterns
Material emphasizes a variety of values, practices, and/or food patterns representative of different lifestyles, cultures, and socioeconomic levels.

The major goal of this brochure is to emphasize how you can enjoy different foods to create a healthy plate.

Print Materials
A. Writing Style
Main ideas are clear and flow smoothly.
B. Writing Approach
Writing approach is positive and personal. Active voice is used most of the time.
C. Vocabulary
Vocabulary used is appropriate for intended audience. Minimizes use of technical terms and if used, are defined.
D. Supportive Illustrations
All of the illustrations contribute to the material and are on the same page as their textual references. Tables and graphs are as simple and easy to read as possible. All information needed in graphs and tables is provided in a form requiring no further explanation.
E. Layout and Design
Color, design, and layout of material are attractive, and stimulate interest, without being too busy. There is good balance between print and blank space.

Good colors which reflect the colors of MyPlate.
F. Visual Quality
Paper weight used is heavy enough so that print from one side cannot be seen on the other side. Text is written in a font size that is easy to read, and the main body is not written in capital letters.

Quality is good.
G. Headings/Cueing Devices
Clear headings are provided for each topic area. Cueing devices (shading, boxes, arrows, etc.) are used to direct attention to key points.
H. Approximate Reading Level
Reading level is at 6th, 7th or 8th grade level.

Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
This colorful brochure demonstrates how a person can eat favorite foods and have a healthy plate.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Recommend one or two actual plates using the foods recommended. Serving sizes should be included.
C. General Comments
This brochure may stimulate the reader to look closer into MyPlate. The brochure does not describe amounts although it states that "MyPlate guidelines show you how to eat the right amounts from each food group".
D. Overall Summary
Good brochure to get the reader interested in MyPlate.

Reviewer Rating
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